New Book — No Cure for the Dead—Coming from Crooked Lane Books May 8, 2018!
I am pleased to announce that Crooked Lane Books has made an offer for a new historical mystery series that I have developed, featuring Florence Nightingale as the protagonist. Violet Harper has performed undertaking work for the Nightingale family, and I am excited to have readers meet a much younger Violet in the book. Before the little wisps of gray began to show up on Violet and her corset began to shrink!  I hope you will enjoy the series. The development of nursing is almost as fascinating as that of undertaking, although of course, Violet will always prefer corpses to patients! This title is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Click here to order your copy.


Book #7 in the Lady of Ashes Series—Coming Fall 2019!street-of-tombs
Stay tuned for Street of Tombs, the next installment of Violet Harper’s undertaking adventures, coming early next year. This time, Violet travels to Pompeii, where—naturally—she finds a body among the ruins.


New Book—Coming from Sourcebooks in 2019!
I have also been busy on another quick mystery Violet solved in March 1870, involving a pocket watch that seemed to be cursing the lives of those who owned it.  Violet had quite a time unraveling the true source of the watch’s evil. My story will be featured in an anthology of stories I am writing, along with Susanna Kearsley (LOTS of fabulous romantic historical fiction), Anna Lee Huber (Lady Darby mysteries), and C.S. Harris (Sebastian St. Cyr mysteries).  I admire all of their books and this is a great honor for me.

Christine’s Appearances

March 24, 2018, 9:00-10:30am
Reenactors Appreciation Weekend
Gettysburg Heritage Center
Gettysburg, PA
“Yanks, Rebs, and Tories: How the British Spied, Pried, and Scandalized their Way into the U.S. Civil War”
Yes, I’ll be back to beloved Gettysburg for another appearance/signing. This time I will be spinning out the story of British involvement in the U.S. Civil War, a remarkable tale full of skullduggery, sabotage, and covert mischief.

April 27-30, 2018
Malice Domestic Conference—30th Anniversary  
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center  
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda, MD
Guest Panelist & Book Signing
I will also be serving with the inestimable Hank Phillippi Ryan as one of the Friday night auctioneers. 

May 19, 2018, 2:00pm
Mechanicsburg Mystery Bookshop
6 Clouser Road
Mechanicsburg, PA
An Hour with “The Lady with the Lamp”
Join me as I portray Florence Nightingale, telling the story of her fascinating, world-changing life from her own unique point of view. Book signing to follow. 

August 8, 2018
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival 
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
110 Finney Ave., Suffolk, VA  
Guest Panelist & Book Signing
Now in its 5th year, this festival, sponsored by the Suffolk County Department of Tourism, brings together hundreds of mystery readers with their favorite authors.  I’ll be participating in signings, panels, and a VIP meet-n-greet.


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